Sunday Deception

Vatican admits the change of Sabbath was their act not the Bible

Rome’s biggest challenge

“Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Catholic Church alone. The Catholic Church says, by my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the Holy Catholic Church” (Thomas Enright, CSSR, President, Redemptorist College [Roman Catholic], Kansas City, MO, Feb. 18, 1884).

There can be no doubt that Christ, His disciples, and the first-century Christians kept Saturday, the seventh-day Sabbath. Yet, today, most of the Christian professing world keeps Sunday, the first day of the week, calling it the Sabbath. Who made this change, and how did it occur?

No serious student of the Scriptures can deny that God instituted the Sabbath at creation and designated the seventh day to be kept holy. “And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made” (Genesis 2:2–3). It was later codified as the Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8–11).

The Word of God makes it expressly clear that Sabbath observance is a special sign or “mark” between God and His people. There is also no uncertainty that Christ, His disciples, and the first-century Christians kept the seventh-day Sabbath as commanded—the day we now call “Saturday” (Mark 2:28Luke 4:16).

Is There Any Biblical Support for Sunday Observance?

There is absolutely no New Testament text stating that God, Jesus, or the apostles changed the Sabbath to Sunday—not a text, not a word, not even a hint or suggestion. If there were, those chapters and verses would be loudly heralded by Sabbath opposers. Had Paul or any other apostle taught a change from Sabbath to Sunday, the first day of the week, an absolute firestorm of protest would have arisen from conservative Jewish Christians. The Pharisees and scribes would have insisted that Paul or any other person even suggesting such a thing be stoned to death for the sin of Sabbath-breaking. This would have been a much larger issue than the controversy over circumcision!

The self-righteous Pharisees had already falsely accused Christ of breaking the Sabbath because He violated the added man-made rules and traditions they placed upon the Sabbath (Mark 2:24). The total absence of any such controversy over a change in the day of worship is one of the best evidences showing the apostles and other New Testament Christians did notchange the day. On the contrary, we have a record of many Sabbaths that Paul and his traveling companions kept long after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read of them in your own Bible in Acts 13:142742–4415:2116:1317:2; and 18:4Acts 13:42–44 is especially significant in that Paul and Barnabas, when speaking at a Jewish synagogue, were invited to speak again the nextSabbath. This would have been Paul’s golden opportunity to tell the people to meet with him the next day rather than waiting a whole week for the Sabbath. But, “on the next Sabbath almost the whole city [Jews and Gentiles alike] gathered to hear the word of the Lord.”

Yet today, most of the Christian professing world keeps Sunday, the first day of the week, calling it the Sabbath. The question arises then, who changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and how did it occur? The answer may amaze you!

Biblical Testimony

The New Testament plainly shows we are to continue keeping the commandments (Mathew 5:17–18; 19:17; 28:20)—all ten of them. Where, then, do men get the “authority” to change the Fourth Commandment by substituting Sunday for the original Sabbath Christ and the apostles kept?

The Bible prophesied many centuries earlier that the time would come when men would think to change times and laws (Daniel 7:25). Many Bible prophecies are “dual” in nature—that is, they have a type and antitype, an earlier and a later fulfillment. Though speaking specifically of the soon-coming antichrist, we can see the forerunner type documented in history.

The Watering Down of the Sabbath in the First 300 Years

The Christians during the apostolic era, from about 35 to 100 A.D., kept Sabbath on the designated seventh day of the week. For the first 300 years of Christian history, when the Roman emperors regarded themselves as gods, Christianity became an “illegal religion,” and God’s people were scattered abroad (Acts 8:1). Judaism, however, was regarded at that time as “legal,” as long as they obeyed Roman laws. Thus, during the apostolic era, Christians found it convenient to let the Roman authorities think of them as Jews, which gained them legitimacy with the Roman government. However, when the Jews rebelled against Rome, the Romans put down their rebellion by destroying Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and again in A.D. 135. Obviously, the Roman government’s suppression of the Jews made it increasingly uncomfortable for Christians to be thought of as Jewish. At that time, Sunday was the rest day of the Roman Empire, whose religion was Mithraism, a form of sun worship. Since Sabbath observance is visible to others, some Christians in the early second century sought to distance themselves from Judaism by observing a different day, thus “blending in” to the society around them.

During the Empire-wide Christian persecutions under Nero, Maximin, Diocletian, and Galerius, Sabbath-keeping Christians were hunted down, tortured, and, for sport, often used for entertainment in the Colisseum.

Constantine Made Sunday a Civil Rest Day

When Emperor Constantine I—a pagan sun-worshipper—came to power in A.D. 313, he legalized Christianity and made the first Sunday-keeping law. His infamous Sunday enforcement law of March 7, A.D. 321, reads as follows: “On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed.” (Codex Justinianus 3.12.3, trans. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, 5th ed. (New York, 1902), 3:380, note 1.)

The Sunday law was officially confirmed by the Roman Papacy. The Council of Laodicea in A.D. 364 decreed, “Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honour, and, as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If, however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ” (Strand, op. cit., citing Charles J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church, 2 [Edinburgh, 1876] 316).

Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers, 92nd ed., p. 89, freely admits, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we [the Catholic Church] never sanctify.”

Again, “The Catholic Church, … by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893).

“Protestants do not realize that by observing Sunday, they accept the authority of the spokesperson of the Church, the Pope” (Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950).

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [Saturday Sabbath to Sunday] was her act… And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things” (H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons).

“Sunday is our mark of authority… the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” (Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1, 1923).

What a shocking admission!

A Prophecy Come to Pass!

At this point we need to note an amazing prophecy. Daniel 7:25 foretold, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.” Quoting Daniel 7:25, Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible says:

He shall speak great words against the Most High] Literally, Sermones quasi Deus loquetur; “He shall speak as if he were God.” So Jerome quotes from Symmachus. To none can this apply so well or so fully as to the popes of Rome. They have assumed infallibility, which belongs only to God. They profess to forgive sins, which belongs only to God. They profess to open and shut heaven, which belongs only to God. They profess to be higher than all the kings of the earth, which belongs only to God. And they go beyond God in pretending to loose whole nations from their oath of allegiance to their kings, when such kings do not please them! And they go against God when they give indulgences for sin. This is the worst of all blasphemies!

And shall wear out the saints] By wars, crusades, massacres, inquisitions, and persecutions of all kinds. What in this way have they not done against all those who have protested against their innovations, and refused to submit to their idolatrous worship? Witness the exterminating crusades published against the Waldenses and Albigenses. Witness John Huss, and Jerome of Prague. Witness the Smithfield fires in England! Witness God and man against this bloody, persecuting, ruthless, and impure Church!

And think to change times and laws] Appointing fasts and feasts; canonizing persons whom he chooses to call saints; granting pardons and indulgences for sins; instituting new modes of worship utterly unknown to the Christian Church; new articles of faith; new rules of practice; and reversing, with pleasure, the laws both of God and man.­–Dodd” (Emphasis his; Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, Volume IV, p. 594).

Who Changed the Sabbath to Sunday?

Your Bible says, “But in vain [uselessness] they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:9Mark 7:7).

Further, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word [the Bible], it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).

“Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Catholic Church alone. The Catholic Church says, by my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the Holy Catholic Church” (Thomas Enright, CSSR, President, Redemptorist College [Roman Catholic], Kansas City, MO, Feb. 18, 1884).

“The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ. The Pope has authority and has often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ” (Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop).

The pope has changed the day of rest from the seventh to the first day.He has thought to change the very commandment that was given to cause man to remember his Creator.He has thought to change the greatest commandment in the Decalogue and thus make himself equal with God, or even exalt himself above God. The Lord is unchangeable, therefore His law is immutable; but the pope has exalted himself above God, in seeking to change His immutable precepts of holiness, justice, and goodness. He has trampled underfoot God’s sanctified day, and, on his own authority, put in its place one of the six laboring days. The whole nation has followed after the beast, and every week they rob God of His holy time. The pope has made a breach in the holy law of God, but I saw that the time had fully come for this breach to be made up by the people of God and the waste places built up.EW 65.1
I pleaded before the angel for God to save His people who had gone astray, to save them for His mercy’s sake. When the plagues begin to fall, those who continue to break the holy Sabbath will not open their mouths to plead those excuses that they now make to get rid of keeping it. Their mouths will be closed while the plagues are falling, and the great Lawgiver is requiring justice of those who have had His holy law in derision and have called it “a curse to man,” “miserable,” and “rickety.” When such feel the iron grasp of this law taking hold of them, these expressions will appear before them in living characters, and they will then realize the sin of having that law in derision which the Word of God calls “holy, just, and good.” EW 65.2
God is calling His people out of this erroneous organisation before her(Babylon, thus Vatican) complete fall as prophesied in revelation 18. “Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” “2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” Jeremiah 51:45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD. 
The Consequences for not Heeding God’s Last warning 
Those who had not prized God’s Word were hurrying to and fro, wandering from sea to sea, and from the north to the east, to seek the Word of the Lord. Said the angel, “They shall not find it. There is a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the words of the Lord. What would they not give for one word of approval from God! but no, they must hunger and thirst on. Day after day have they slighted salvation, prizing earthly riches and earthly pleasure higher than any heavenly treasure or inducement. They have rejected Jesus and despised His saints. The filthy must remain filthy forever.” EW 281.2
Many of the wicked were greatly enraged as they suffered the effects of the plagues. It was a scene of fearful agony. Parents were bitterly reproaching their children, and children their parents, brothers their sisters, and sisters their brothers.Loud, wailing cries were heard in every direction, “It was you who kept me from receiving the truth which would have saved me from this awful hour.” The people turned upon their ministers with bitter hate and reproached them, saying, “You have not warned us. You told us that all the world was to be converted, and cried, Peace, peace, to quiet every fear that was aroused. You have not told us of this hour; and those who warned us of it you declared to be fanatics and evil men, who would ruin us.” But I saw that the ministers did not escape the wrath of God.Their suffering was tenfold greater than that of their people. EW 282.1
Would you heed God’s call and come out of Babylon or reject and share Babylon’s fate(the seven last plagues and perdition) ?? Would you choose eternal life? The choice is in your hands.
EW: Early Writings 
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  1. The only day with a name in the Hebrew calendar is the 7th day which is called Shabbat. The other days of the week are 1st day, 2nd day, 3rd day, etc.

  2. There are three great White lies in the above article. There is no Biblical evidence for the following …
    1. All mankind from Adam onwards kept the Saturday Sabbath until Moses received the Tablets. Where’s the verse?
    2 Jesus and His disciples kept the Saturday Sabbath alright because they were all still under the Old Covenant. But from Christ’s death at Calvary until the present Gentile Christians are at rest in Christ. The law of Moses wasn’t changed. It was abolished. We are now under the Law of Christ. There is not one verse in the New Testament ordering Gentile Christians to keep the Saturday Sabbath. Not a hint. Not from Jesus. And not from the N.T. writers.
    3. Ellen White. With her help, Adventism has become satan at his most subtle.

    1. Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill (completely keep) it. He clearly tells us to to keep the laws of the Father. From this verse to when He told His disciples to follow the scriptural teaching the Pharisees read from the seat of Moses (in the synagogue) but not to follow how they were living by example,because they were hypocrites. Scriptures is full of evidence of keeping the Fathers laws because we love Him. Don’t read what you’ve been taught to believe. Read everything in context and read it to believe what is written there.

      Matthew 5:17-20
      17Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth shall pass away, not even one iota, nor one stroke of a letter, shall pass away from the law, until everything should happen.
      19Whoever then shall break one of the least of these commandments and shall teach others the same, he will be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whoever shall keep and shall teach them, he will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. 20For I say to you that unless your righteousness shall abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall never enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

    2. Apologies for correcting you Brother, but….Jesus’s purpose was not to abolish anything. Commandments ‘Set in Stone’ is bond and binding. “Keep my commandments” Im sure that was written to be taken literally with a grave warning. Jesus was sent to SAVE us from SIN and thru REPENTANCE. That’s basically the Expungement Plea Deal. I am very sure that if anyone kills, lies, cheats, breaks marriage by cheating is still a sin…..right? Jesus did not display any acts of abolishing the times of Moses, particularly the Commandments. I believe he took away the acts of sacrificial rituals of FORGIVNESS in his Name, thru him. Imagine Judgement Day, i dont think anyone can use the free pass to say ‘Commandments written in stone was abolished’ As a Christian, I think you may want take the Commandments literally. Key words when reading those scriptures: Stone, Written, COMMANDments, KEEP. to include the consequences.( I believe he was serious). Cant change commandments written by God by an opinion alone or what may be easier for us. Cannot be lost in translation either because it wasnt written in parables.

    3. Actually in the new testament times. After Jesus die on the cross his disciples kept Saturday and apostle paul said to keep his example. Even Jesus said I have done this . Follow his example. We really have no excuse not to keep the Sabbath day. God even mentioned to keep the Sabbath day in the last days. Book of Matthew 24. Sunday worship is worshipping the Sun. Sabbath day Saturday is God’s day

  3. John Hagee on YouTube said OPENLY “Much of what Christianity SALUTES is Pagan to its ROOTS!” “YHWHs Calendar” https://youtu.be/_tPS5Yi8rgU (45 seconds long)

    Has Christendom MISSED “clues” about HOW the “Mark of the Beast” will be manifested, and how READILY WE ALL could be deceived (“My people are DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.”)?

    We’d better not take too long to correctly “digest” this and conclude, because SOON the “MARK” will be offered FULLY. IF WE WAIT TOO LONG TO “DECIDE” and RESPOND CORRECTLY, it will reach out to “grab” us, and THEN we’ll have to choose last-minute, IMMEDIATELY, (maybe too late) — even if we’ve not had time to think this thing out!

    Ron Wyatt’s observations, videos, and death bed interview EXPLAIN CLEARLY (1) the “ALIVE Dry Blood of Jesus,” (2) Ron Wyatt finding the Ark of the Covenant, and placing the Tables of Stone (the Ten Commandments), taken from the Ark and placed on a shelf along with the video taken when he returned to the chamber to document the Ark on video tape) and (3) the revealed culminating event AFTER the Pope announces the new Universal Day of Worship for ALL THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD from Jerusalem. [This event has implications not commonly thought of in light of years of “leaven” of Post-Apostolic doctrine “brought in” from warmed-over Mythraism].

    Mythraism has TOTALLY dominated religious perception and Catholic traditions influencing the Christianity we were brought up with.

    Watch☆”Ron Wyatt – The Mark of YHWH and the Mark of the Beast
    https://youtu.be/7ecP0twjMhE

    Then See “Ron Wyatt’s Death Bed Confession Confirms He Is Telling the Truth about the Ark of the Covenant” [found in Jerusalem] https://youtu.be/isNGbuUl4sU

    In text form: Ark of the Covenant, Ron Wyatt
    http://www.covenantkeepers.co.uk/last_interview.html.

    Background info: “DRY BLOOD OF JESUS: DISCOVERY? – Allan Rich https://youtu.be/nDBGuU4k6aM

    Public Confirmation: (4 minutes long) “Henry Gruver- Testimony Of The Blood Of Christ” — the analysis (PUBLICLY-CERTIFIED-AS-TRULY ACCURATE and non-fraudulent by a PROFESSIONAL EXPERT) of 3 separate blood lab result documents Ron Wyatt brought on-stage: https://youtu.be/5eLnOzOwihc

    According to Ron Wyatt’s experiences (1) including [3] incontrovertibly certified laboratory results, and (2) YouTube video confirmations of the reality of the “ALIVE” 24 HUMAN CHROMOSOME-MARKED “DRY BLOOD OF JESUS” found on and near the Ark of the Covenant (which he was “led” to find in Jerusalem, near the Garden Tomb) and (3) that there would be a significant (soon-coming) announcement by the Pope of the new One World Order religion promoting its “OFFICIAL” (universal) day of worship Pope Francis has been pushing for. This announcement (Ron testifies) will be FOLLOWED a short time later by a PUBLIC REVEALING to the whole world of the REMARKABLE video Ron took in the Chamber which the Ark of the Covenant was residing in (the video was LEFT THERE on a shelf in the chamber on top of the two Tables of Stone [the decalogue] written by the finger of God and given to Moses).

    Haven’t we taken Catholicism’s (Mythraism-inspired) traditions “for granted” as ACCEPTABLE to our Creator, (when HE DID NOT INTEND FOR US TO stay blinded and “blindsided” enough to be deceived)? Have we been fooled OURSELVES into obeying the False Prophet’s demand the WHOLE WORLD “Take the ‘MARK’ of the Beast”)? We HAVE apparently MISSED WHAT IT REALLY IS, thinking the RFID “Chip” was the “whole enchilada” when in reality, the “chip” or electronic tattoo is actually meant to be only “auxiliary technological methodology” for IMPLEMENTING enforcement of “the Mark” upon EVERY citizen — the ULTIMATE deceiving contradiction of “man’s law” versus “GOD’s LAW.” It is a “baal versus Yahuah (YHVH)” situation where WHO THE ONE TRUE GOD REALLY IS versus WHO actually is satan IS THE “needed-to-be-known” UNKNOWN!

    To identify EACH and HIS adversary is NECESSARY to know and HOW EACH OF THEM identifies himself –THAT will be HOW we KNOW the TRUE from the FALSE — WHICH IDENTIFYING ‘SEAL’ or ‘MARK’ is THAT of the One True Creator of ALL, and WHICH ‘MARK’ is that of satan the devil!

    “Missing it” may be as simple to recognize as “1, 2, 3,” but HAVE’NT WE been “snookered” by the devil, and the cunning devices of men (plus the part of our nature called “the carnal” mind that DOES NOT WANT TO BE SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, is at “enmity” with it, and (without submitting FULLY to “repentance,”) CANNOT BE SUBJECT TO IT (Romans 8:7)?

    ASAP we need to (CORRECTLY) CHOOSE YHVH GOD, or satan!…OR, DELAYING, by then we probably will have been ALREADY in the GREAT TRIBULATION [still, possibly] wearing our finest slippers — the ones we bought in the LAODICEAN MALL on sale!

    ALSO See Bishop Polycrates’ response to Roman Pope Victor when “commanded” that the Passover was to be replaced by Easter with orders of “anathema” for non-compliance. See
    http://www.churchofgoddfw.com/monthly/Easter_Passover-Leader.shtml

    1. Making the first day of the week Sunday is the first step to making all days of the week holy in a new way for the New Heaven and the New Earth begun in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In other words, Christian Sunday is the first Day of the New Heaven and the New Earth. in the New Covenant God had given the World in Jesus Christ.

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